From Frankenstein and Dracula in the 1930s to mega-hits Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and all the way to Furious 7 in 2015, this is the place where dreams are made.
A recent addition to the famed Universal Studios Tour is the Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride, which opened in late June 2015. It's the last stop on the tram ride, the "grand finale," as the studio calls it.
The entrance to the new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride — Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood
After you've rolled around the back lot of Universal Studios, seeing things like the Psycho house; experienced the intense King Kong 360 3D ride, with Kong in all his fury; and generally gotten a real idea of how movies and television shows are actually made, now you'll get to go on a really mind-boggling ride.
The Fast & Furious – Supercharged experience gets things going, as it catapults you into the high-stakes underground world of street racing.
Hang on, because the ride gets you going at perceived speeds of 120 miles per hour!
All the stars of the Fast & Furious film franchise are here, as you're immersed into their crazy action world. Join Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans as they take the next adventure in this mind-blowing, high-octane attraction.
You'll feel like you're actually part of the action, because the ride fuses sophisticated special effects with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system and 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s longest and most expansive 360-degree screen.
Explosions, fast cars and plenty of excitement fill the Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride with excitement — Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood
You'll careen into a overwhelming sensory experience, as the ride spans nearly 400 feet in length within a newly constructed 65,000-square-foot structure on the legendary Universal Studios back lot.
Hold tight as the tram rocks and rolls along, inside this sprawling, custom-built ride with movie screens that employ a specially configured projection system to envelop you in unprecedented realism. You'll really feel like you're in the heart of the action!
During the summer, you can take the Studio Tour at night and experience the whole thing by moonlight. Listen closely as your guide explains just how movie magic is made, including the wild idea that filmmakers can shoot a daylight scene in the middle of the night.
It's a completely different perspective on the process of making movies, but one thing stays the same; that new Fast & Furious – Supercharged element is sure to blow your hair back, no matter what time of day you take the ride.
Michelle Rodriguez is bigger than life on the new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride — Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood